SPEAKER APPOINTS MEMBERS OF SELECT COMMITTEE
TO PROTECT PROPERTY RIGHTS
Florida House Speaker Allan Bense has selected
appointees to the new House Select Committee to Protect Private
Due to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Bense
said there is concern that a fundamental freedom might
be in jeopardy.
However, the Court did recognize that state
legislatures can and should set clear guidelines for when eminent
domain is acceptable, Bense told reporters. Therefore,
the Florida House will take the appropriate steps to ensure that,
in Florida, eminent domain is only asserted in situations where
the public necessity and the public benefit are very clear."
Rep. Marco Rubio will chair the committee, which
will include Reps. Dean Cannon, Greg Evers, Anitere Flores, Ron
Greenstein, Denise Grimsley, Arthenia Joyner, Jeff Kottkamp, Dick
Kravitz, Ralph Poppell, Jack Seiler, Dwight Stansel, and Anthony
The committees assignment is to review the
states constitution, statutes, case law and any other rules
or ordinances so that it might recommend any necessary changes.
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